DWRT Virtual Races

Dear Teammates,

Here are three virtual race options for the month of April:

The first is on Strava.  Participate in the Bigfoot, The Social Distancing Champion’s 5k and/or the Strava April 5k Challenge.

The second is the VDOT Challenge 2Follow these steps to make sure you add your Whippet team affiliation and that your run is counted in the official results.

The third is the (just announced!) April NYRR virtual race.

Participate in any (or all) of these and at the end of April we’ll be offering prizes for Whippet participants in the following categories (for races where the Leaderboard / GPS data is shared):

  • Most Extreme Start Time;
  • Most Socially Distanced Course Location;
  • Best Strava Art Race Course;
  • And “Least amount of time outside” to the fastest runners in the male and female Open and Masters categories.

As a reminder, we’ll be donating $5 to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for each Whippet runner who participates (maximum $500).  The fund supports health care workers and essential staff. We’ll donate the $500 no matter how many of us participate, but it would be great to see more of us join in and support!


The DWRT Activities Committee


More about Matt

Matt co-founder of the Dashing Whippets with Rich since May 2009. Matt has been running since joining his high school cross country team his sophomore year. Since being with the team, Matt has completed 3 marathons with a 2:57:24 PR at the 2013 Boston Marathon and many other races, including a 4:48 mile at the 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile and a 1:18:53 half marathon in the 2014 NYC Half Marathon. Matt lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters. Read more at Board of Directors

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